Welcome to Chippendales
Matt Roush says...
Come for the dirty dancing, stay for the lurid drama. Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani stars in this engrossing eight-episode docudrama series as Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee, who fancied himself the next Hugh Hefner as his male strippers’ club became a phenomenon. But a toxic psychological stew of jealousy, greed and paranoia would lead to murder, arson and suicide. With a fine supporting cast including Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as the choreographer who becomes the face of the brand, Annaleigh Ashford as Steve’s crafty accountant wife and Juliette Lewis as the designer of those breakaway pants. (Premieres with two episodes, with the rest airing weekly through Jan. 3.)